Akercocke - Antichrist

8.2 | 171 votes |
Release date: 28 May 2007
Style: Progressive death metal


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01. Black Messiah
02. Summon The Antichrist
03. Axiom
04. The Promise
05. My Apterous Angel
06. Distant Fires Reflect In The Eyes Of Satan
07. Man Without Faith Or Trust
08. The Dark Inside
09. Footsteps Resound In An Empty Chapel
10. Epode
11. Chapel Of Ghouls [Morbid Angel cover] [bonus]
12. Leprosy [Death cover] [bonus]

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Silent Creeper
Akercocke's previous album "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone", was probably the very peak in the band's career and the band was in front of very difficult task, while making new album Antichrist, to make it at least near that good than it was the latest one. So, did they succeed?

The shortest answer is: Yes, they did. Even though Antichrist is probably not such a masterpiece that album Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone was, it is very good follower. In my opinion the most important thing is that Akercocke did not just "copy" sound from its successful predecessor but again added some new touches in development of their music. They still have very unique sound, some sort of mix between Progressive, Brutal Death and Black Metal. This is also the main reason why the album never becomes too repetitive or even boring.

published 20.11.2008 | Comments (31)

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29.04.2012 - 23:58
Rating: 9
Many people prefer the dark, disturbing overtones of this album's predecessor, but 'Antichrist' still triumphs where many modern death/Black metal bands usually fail. The use of such progressive and otherworldly atmospheres is still a significant touch on the band's sound, as both the increasingly tense 'My apterous Angel' and melancholic yet meandering 'Dark Inside' prove. 'Promise' is perhaps a bit too repetitive for its own good, and 'Black Messiah' should really have been joined onto the beginning of 'Summon the antichrist', but whereas the album's ever-so-minor flaws may seem apparent to anybody with more than a penchant for Extreme Progressive metal, it is more than made up for by Akercocke's consistency and brilliant originality. Oh, and 'Epode' is one of the best ballads for sure.

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